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iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
fancied - imagined; unreal
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil